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It would take 'heck of an opportunity' for Lakers to trade No. 2 pick, Kupchak says

OC Register (BY BILL ORAM) — EL SEGUNDO – Karl-Anthony Towns or Jahlil Okafor? The Lakers' decision on what to do with the No. 2 pick in June’s draft might not be so clear-cut, with General Manager Mitch Kupchak even leaving...
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Lakers start draft workouts with late first- and second-round prospects

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — The Lakers began the workout process on Tuesday at their practice facility in El Segundo, hosting six prospects in preparation for the June 25 NBA draft.
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Lakers week in review

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — On Tuesday, the Lakers got a big win, landing the No. 2 pick in the NBA's draft lottery .
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Kupchak expects a healthy Bryant to play one final season

OC Register (BY JANIS CARR) — Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak has reiterated his belief that Kobe Bryant will call it a career after next season.Bryant will enter his 20th season on the final year of a two-year, $48.5...
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Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak: Kobe Bryant (still) likely to retire in 2016

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead.
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GM Mitch Kupchak: No. 2 pick won't lead to immediate NBA title

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — The Lakers are ecstatic they won the second overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft in Tuesday's draft lottery, but the team's general manager, Mitch Kupchak, on Thursday tried to dampen expectations...
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Jeff Van Gundy: 'It's a great day for the Lakers and their fans'

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — That the Lakers won the second overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft, instead of losing their pick to the Philadelphia 76ers, was a significant victory for the franchise.
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No. 2 draft pick could mean end of Jordan Hill's run with Lakers

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — With the Lakers winning the second overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft, Jordan Hill's time with the team could be nearing an end.
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Kevin Durant, LaMarcus Aldridge best No. 2 picks of last 15 years

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — The Lakers won the second overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft in Tuesday's lottery, behind the Minnesota Timberwolves.
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Karl-Anthony Towns is odds-on favorite to be top NBA draft pick

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — The Lakers lucked into the second overall pick in the NBA draft with a strong showing in Tuesday's draft lottery.
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Lakers catch a break, will pick second in draft

OC Register (BY BILL ORAM) — The number Byron Scott kept hearing in the weeks leading up to the draft lottery was “2.” Maybe his pals were trying not to jinx the Lakers by predicting they would win the lottery outright.When...
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Lakers in position to draft either Jahlil Okafor or Karl-Anthony Towns

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — Good news for the Lakers would have been the fourth or fifth pick in the 2015 NBA.
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Lakers land second overall draft pick; Timberwolves win draft lottery

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — The Lakers survived Tuesday's NBA draft lottery, landing the second overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft.
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Lakers land No. 2 pick in NBA draft

OC Register (BY BILL ORAM) — The Lakers will pick No. 2 in June’s draft after moving up two spots in the lottery, held Tuesday in New York.Minnesota, which finished with the league’s worst record, won the lottery for the...
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Lakers hoping Tuesday's draft lottery is the right ticket

OC Register (BY BILL ORAM) — As the Lakers look to the future, they can’t help but lean on the past. But when it comes to Tuesday’s draft lottery, which will either lead the way to a key roster upgrade or serve as a gateway...
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Lakers' lottery fate to be decided Tuesday

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — On Tuesday, at approximately 5:30 p.m. Pacific time, the Lakers will learn the fate of their 2015 first-round pick.
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Jordan Clarkson named to NBA all-rookie first team

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson was named Monday to the NBA all-rookie first team.
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Lakers preparing to be major players in the NBA draft

OC Register (BY BILL ORAM) — Sixteen NBA titles afford a team a certain amount of forgiveness. Even after the two worst back-to-back seasons in franchise history, the Lakers are not operating with diminished...
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Lakers to play two preseason games in Hawaii, host Maccabi at Staples

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — The Lakers will host the Utah Jazz on Oct. 4 and 6 at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu to open their 2015-16 preseason schedule.
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Kobe Bryant shows Blake Griffin some love during Game 6

Los Angeles Times (Melissa Rohlin) — Lakers' superstar Kobe Bryant watched the Clippers play the Houston Rockets in Game 6 on Thursday.
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Blog Articles

Zack Greinke's start not good enough in Dodgers' loss to Braves, 3-2

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Zach Helfand) — How overlooked has Zack Greinke been? Consider the scene in the first inning of the Dodgers' 3-2 loss to the Braves on Wednesday.
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Galaxy sends out another new lineup in 1-0 win over Real Salt Lake

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Kevin Baxter) — After years of predictable, if somewhat boring brilliance, the Galaxy are offering something different this year: suspense.
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Shaky Richards loses to Andrew Cashner, 5-4

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Bill Shaikin) — KEY MOMENT: With the score tied, 3-3, Angels ace Garrett Richards started the seventh inning by walking the Padres' Alexi Amarista, who was batting .188. Austin Hedges then dropped a bunt, but...
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Angels' offense still isn't enough in 5-4 loss to San Diego Padres

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Bill Shaikin) — Mike Scioscia leans to the bland side in his public comments. Criticism is delivered behind closed doors, not to the media. So it was startling to hear the Angels manager deliver a blunt...
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Ryan Getzlaf fails to lead the Ducks in Game 6

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Helene Elliott) — Ryan Getzlaf deserves points for honesty, though not for much else he did Wednesday.
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Braves drop the Dodgers, 3-2

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Zach Helfand) — KEY MOMENT: In a 1-1 game with a runner on third base, reliever Adam Liberatore unleashed a 96-mph fastball to Freddie Freeman. It whizzed well over catcher A.J. Ellis' head. Andrelton Simmons of...
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Clumps of tar close beach from El Segundo to Redondo

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Matt Hamilton) — A nearly nine-mile stretch of shoreline from El Segundo to Redondo Beach was closed Wednesday when clumps of tar washed ashore, and dozens of cleanup contractors were working overnight to clear...
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Ducks have no answers for Blackhawks' Duncan Keith in Game 6

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Lisa Dillman) — Three assists in less than four minutes, four blocked shots and a plus-three rating.
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Chris Hatcher falters again in Dodgers' 3-2 loss to the Braves

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Steve Dilbeck) — Chris Hatcher is one very frustrating pitcher. There are times when he’s dealing and looks a lot like the reliever the Dodgers thought might serve as their set-up man.
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Man, child dead following barricade situation in Trabuco Canyon

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Ryan Parker) — A man and child were found dead in a Trabuco Canyon home Wednesday night following a barricade situation, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.
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Softball: It's a Chatsworth-Carson City final on Saturday

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Eric Sondheimer) — No. 1-seeeded Chatsworth will take on No. 2 Carson on Saturday at 3 p.m. at Cal State Dominguez Hills in the City Section Division I softball final.
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El Camino Real, Cleveland to play for City baseball title

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Eric Sondheimer) — Bunting is frequently an underrated skill, but for El Camino Real's Dylan Hirsch, his two-out bunt single in the bottom of the fifth inning Wednesday in a City Section Division I semifinal game...
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'World Cup of fraud' rocks FIFA, soccer's top body

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (David Wharton) — After a day of police raids and high-profile arrests that staggered the world of soccer, prosecutors in the U.S. and Switzerland said their probe into corruption at the sport's highest levels had...
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Baseball: Emotional Sam Villa leads Cleveland to Dodger Stadium

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Eric Sondheimer) — Sophomore pitcher Sam Villa of Reseda Cleveland was thinking about his father, Benjamin, as he stood on the mound at Birmingham High on Wednesday night.  His father died last December, and it got...
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Dennis Sheehan, tour manager for Irish supergroup U2, dies at 68

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Randy Lewis) — Dennis Sheehan suffers an apparent heart attack early Wednesday in a West Hollywood hotel room
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UCLA faces Oregon in softball World Series

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Mike Hiserman) — UCLA finds a familiar foe at Oklahoma City in its Women's College World Series softball opener.
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Mary Ellen Mark dies at 75; acclaimed documentary photographer

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Steve Chawkins) — Mary Ellen Mark often gave a half-joking response when asked why she'd never become a war photographer: "You have to be a fast runner," she'd say, "and that's not part of my nature."
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Feeling completely underwhelmed by the Dodgers' trade of Juan Uribe

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Steve Dilbeck) — Liking that Juan Uribe trade ? Just a little? Not particularly? Absolutely not at all?
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Thursday's TV Highlights: Louis C.K. and more

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Matt Cooper) — Customized TV Listings are available here:  www.latimes.com/tvtimes
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